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Dr. Douglas MacLeod

Dr. Douglas MacLeod

Chair, Centre for Architecture

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Over the last 30 years, Dr. Douglas MacLeod, FRAIC, has been creating visionary projects that have transformed the arts, architecture and education - from pioneering work in virtual reality at the Banff Centre to eduSourceCanada, the country’s largest e-learning initiative to date. A registered architect, he is currently the Chair of the Centre for Architecture at Athabasca University – an online program that has quickly grown to be one of the largest and most innovative in the world. MacLeod is also a contributing editor to Canadian Architect Magazine and the former Executive Director of the Canadian Design Research Network. He is also a former Associate with Barton Myers Associates, Los Angeles.

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Research interests

  • Regenerative Design
  • Virtual Reality
  • Digital Twins

Educational credentials

  • 2011 Doctor of Philosophy, University of Calgary, Area of Study: Environmental Design; Specialization: Computational Media Design
  • 2004 Masters of Environmental Design, University of Calgary; Specialization: Memory and Architecture
  • 1985 Bachelor of Science, University of Toronto; Specialization: Computer Science
  • 1981 Bachelor of Architecture, University of Toronto

Professional affiliations

  • Registered Architect California Architects Board (CAB)
  • Fellow Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (FRAIC)
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)